Oct 19, 2018 11:06 AM
Fall is always my favorite time of year to take photos in Ashland- the weather is perfect, leaves are starting to fall and the light is magnificant. Today I got to photograph the Matteson family at North Mountain Park and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Their two little ones did really well. As you can see, toddlers like to start making funny faces around this age, so you never know what you will get- but it's always cute and memorable. I really enjpy capturing the not so magazine perfect photos- because that's what makes the best memories of that particular time in life and shows the personality of that person or family.
Sep 15, 2018 3:03 PM
Summer is coming to an end again. I can't say I am too sad about this particular summer ending- only because fire season has been so bad this year and we desparately need rain and cooler temperatures. After at least a month of smoky skies in Ashland, the weather cleared up just in time for my first mini session weekend at North Mountain Park. Mini sessions are a great way to update your family photos every year and I put them on every few months- you can always check my website under portrait pricing or go to my facebook page to find out if there is one coming up. I got to meet the Allen family this particular weekend. Their 3 girls were a lot of fun and gave me some great poses with attitude. Thanks again for coming out Allens!
Aug 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Wow! What an incredible couple and wedding day! Cynthia and Robert not only had to change their ceremony venue due to construction last minute, but then also had to change their reception venue due to the Carr Fire in Redding. They even had a blast taking photos outdoors in the smoke and over 100 degree heat! The energy and love these two have for one another was obvious. I wish them the best in their future! Congrats!
Jun 12, 2018 9:14 PM
I love food! I love photography! I love food photography!
I've been seeing the ads for these new companies where you can actually have fresh meals delievered right to your doorstep. My friend offered me a free trial, so I thought- why not? A box with 4 separate dinners arrived at my doorstep with step by step recipe cards. I have to admit- I was pretty excited to try them out not only because they were so simple to make, but they looked pretty yummy. After cooking them up, I thought they looked so pretty I just had to photograph them. I would definitely recommend Hello Fresh to anyone who wants a simple, delicious, hassle free way to create a good meal during the week when you may just be a bit too busy to get to the grocery store. "Yum Yum".
May 22, 2018 7:05 PM
I was so excited to be able to photograph my friends family again. About a year and a half earlier, their young son would barely hold still for a moment and had a popsicle in his mouth most of the session:). This time around, they had just welcomed their newest daughter and their son was a little more excited about having his photo taken. It was such a beautiful evening at North Mountain Nature Park in Ashland and the light was just right as it was setting behind the nice, green, full trees in bloom.
May 8, 2018 5:11 PM
What a perfect time of year in Redding to do outdoor photos. It's not 110 degrees yet, everything is green and in bloom! It was such a pleasure to be able to photograph my friends' first professional photography session together. We explored the Sundial Bridge area at Turtle Bay and found an amazing grassy meadow among some old oak trees- what a gorgeous spot! Can't wait to go back and take some more there.
Apr 23, 2018 6:47 PM
What an beautiful day for an spring engagment session and an incredible couple to hang out with! Everything is in bloom in Redding, including the gorgeous pear trees out at Whiskeytown Lake at the Mill Creek area. We had a great time taking engagment photos in front of the Camden House and old barn. This adorable couple is getting married this Fall at an outdoor camp. Their friends and family will camp out in the cabins for the reception and roast marshmallows around the camp fire all nite. Congratulations Katrina and Jordan!
Apr 2, 2018 8:56 PM
TBS Ranch (http://tbsranchandestate.com/) in Palo Cedro, CA is a perfect spot for a rustic, chic outdoor wedding. The reception is held in an old and charming auction barn- lit up in beautiful chandeliers and white strung lights. Veronica and Logan were the first couple this year to be married at TBS and had a perfect spring day- the sun decided to show after a really good rain storm and they were able to hold the ceremony out on the lawn, where the bride carried a gorgeous boquet of sunflowers down the sunflower lined walkway to the alter (https://www.flowersbyamber.com/). Everyone had a blast dancing the nite away in the barn on a perfect spring evening. Congratulations to Veronica and Logan!